You might have noticed the link on the sidebar for Brenda Novak’s Auction. She started the auction about 5 years ago and has raised over $700,000. To quote Brenda, “I run this fundraiser in honor of my youngest son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 at five years old, and the millions of others who suffer from diabetes. The proceeds have one purpose—to help find a cure—and will go to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami.”
It started Saturday and will run for 4 weeks so there is still plenty of time to bid. There are many different things people have donated, from Advanced Reader Copies of books (ARCs) to jewelry, to vacations and cruises; meetings or mentorships with authors; reads and critiques by agents, editors and authors; computers, i-pods, website design. You have to see the incredible things people have offered up for this great cause.
So if you have a few minutes, please check out the aution and consider bidding, or donating.